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    V finally admits it. good for her, I guess.

    an Roy is still too reasonably stubborn, hrm.

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    I'm proud of you too, V

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    There's a typo in panel 2. V says "effortess" instead of "effortless."

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    V......sort of admits it, I guess. "I did some stuff I'm ashamed of," doesn't have quite the same oomph as "I sold my soul to fiends and then wiped out the people guarding this gate," but it's a start. With luck there'll be time for the full long-winded explanation later.
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    Whoa front page and looks like "Jump into the rift" Is off the table while Roy suffers from a critical case of common sense. Ah well maybe next time XD
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    V finally admits it.
    Where do you see that? The closest she comes is panel six, and that's nowhere near specific enough to be an admission to anything. What's more, she's being vague on purpose. The number of ellipses scattered throughout the panel is enough to show that.

    EDIT: ninja'd by Shale.
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    That seems to rule out the Rift as an escape route, for now.
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    I wonder if Roy will bring up the issue later.
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    And V still manages to avoid talking about the IFCC. Not as proud as I'd hoped to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shale View Post
    V......sort of admits it, I guess. "I did some stuff I'm ashamed of," doesn't have quite the same oomph as "I sold my soul to fiends and then wiped out the people guarding this gate," but it's a start. With luck there'll be time for the full long-winded explanation later.
    middle of the battle not a ood place for details

    Where do you see that? The closest she comes is panel six, and that's nowhere near specific enough to be an admission to anything.
    Vs smart enough to realise this is not the place to go into a 3 day discussion about his actions, the last thing she wants is to cause a falling out or otherwise massively distract Greenhilt from the task at hand
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    And once again, V does not get to explain, at least in full. I won't consider it finished until s/he admits to familicide. But the first step is necessary. And it probably should not be done in battle.
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    Wow! I'm so proud of Vaarsuvius. It's great to see her take responsibility for her actions. Maybe redemption isn't as far off as she thinks...

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    Where do you see that? The closest she comes is panel six, and that's nowhere near specific enough to be an admission to anything.

    EDIT: ninja'd by Shale.
    It's enough of a confession for the middle of a huge-ass fight.

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    A good effort by V. It didn't change their tactical situation, and she certainly has important details left to disclose, especially since the IFCC can detain her again in the future, but I appreciated this beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattie_p View Post
    And once again, V does not get to explain, at least in full.
    What "doesn't get"? She had time to come clean in full if she wanted, as shown by the two long gaps in her spiel. She chose to keep concealing things, and chose her words very carefully to make it seem like she was confessing when in fact she was saying nothing at all. And it worked, at least on Blackwing and probably on a number of forumites.

    I won't consider it finished until s/he admits to familicide.
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    Well, V hasn't explained it all, but V's getting there! Roy's still being clever I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Endon the White View Post
    Wow! I'm so proud of Vaarsuvius. It's great to see her take responsibility for her actions. Maybe redemption isn't as far off as she thinks...
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    Well, V's timing still leaves something to be desired. But that's certainly progress.

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    We need more Blackwing. Such a nice little bird. One day the order will readmit to his existence
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    Still holding out for a splash panel/page of the order jumping into the rift for the end of the book.

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    NO ENTERING THE RIFT THIS BOOK.

    I really hope no-one will suggest it anymore...

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    What "doesn't get"? She had time to come clean in full if she wanted, as shown by the two long gaps in her spiel. She chose to keep concealing things, and chose her words very carefully to make it seem like she was confessing when in fact she was saying nothing at all. And it worked, at least on Blackwing and probably on a number of forumites.
    You don't think Roy would inquire into details at a time and place more appropriate to do so? Give him a little credit until proven otherwise.
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    V still needs to tell the rest of his murders

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    I knew there was going to be a problem somehow.

    V not going into more details is a concession to Roy effectively saying, "Why are we talking about this right now?" The point is that Roy now knows that there is something that happened that V hasn't told him.

    Or, from a meta point of view, the point is that I don't need to spend three pages talking about this right in the middle of a battle scene just to show that V has decided to tell Roy at the first possible opportunity.
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    Noticed a couple of typos, 'glamered' and 'effortess'.

    And I'm so proud of V!

    ...for knowing when NOT to spend an entire strip blabbing, oh yeah also for that whole confession thing.
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    It's a first step- but we'll have to see what happens when V comes clean completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    You don't think Roy would inquire into details at a time and place more appropriate to do so? Give him a little credit until proven otherwise.
    If he does do that, it'll be a credit to Roy. But it won't be a credit to V.

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